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Stories from Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Tabletop exercise productive for county (09/27/06)
BENTON -- When it comes to working toward readiness for a major disaster, Scott County appears to be ahead of the curve. During their regular meeting Tuesday, Scott County Commissioners discussed the tabletop exercise held Friday at the Clinton Building in Sikeston that examined what might happen following a major earthquake...
Portraits available at Sikeston Depot (09/27/06)
SIKESTON -- If you or your family had your portrait made by Baugher or Dysart Studios between 1946 and 1974, then chances are your photo is one of thousands sitting in the alphabetically-divided boxes at the Sikeston Depot museum. Beginning Thursday and through Nov. 1, the public will have the opportunity to "come find themselves" at the Depot's Baugher/Dysart Photo Project Display...
Smoothing the way (09/27/06)
Kevin McWhiter and Todd Kennard patch a pothole on Thrush Street Tuesday. The city of Sikeston's Street Department is in the process of repairing the potholes throughout the city.
Kelly cross country team has two place at Hancock meet (09/27/06)
ST. LOUIS -- The Kelly cross country team had two medalists in the Hancock Invitational on Monday after having the meet rescheduled from its original date on Saturday due to lightning. Cody Kern ran 19:19 and placed 20th while Tara Johnson ran 23:15 and placed ninth in the girls division. The boys team placed seventh with 200 points against the nine-team field that included several larger schools...
Nobody asked me but... (09/27/06)
Nobody asked me but...with severe weather threatening most of the area Friday night, many high school football games were postponed to the weekend. Jackson, however, is a different football animal. While many in the area were booking passage aboard Noah's Arc, they were playing a football game in Jackson...
Miller is big winner in Bootheel BassBuster Tournament (09/27/06)
LAKE BARKLEY, Ky. -- The Bootheel BassBusters held their eighth tournament of the year on September 17th on Lake Barkley out of the Devil's Elbow ramp. Leon Miller won the tournament with three fish weighing 5 lbs. 12 oz. He also took home Big Bass honors with a 2 lb. 6 oz. fish and won the "Lucky Drawing."...
Sikeston spikes Oran (09/27/06)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs volleyball team dispatched the visiting Oran Lady Eagles on Tuesday night at the Field House in two sets, 25 -20 and 25-21. Sikeston has been dominate lately on service winners hovering around 90 percent, however, Sikeston head coach Steven Beydler stated that his club has had some issues with errors the last couple of games...
SHS soccer losses in double OT (09/27/06)
JACKSON -- The Sikeston Bulldogs battled the Jackson Indians into a second overtime before falling 2-1 on Tuesday at Jackson. "We played really well tonight," said Sikeston head coach Derrick Long. "That's what Coach (assistant Doyle Noe) and I have been preaching all year, playing a full game (with) high intensity and, if you make a mistake, somebody picks you up. We did a good job of helping each other out."...
Hey you: get out of the street (09/27/06)
Sikeston has a problem. Yeah, there could be fewer drugs, less crime and a better football team, but aren't those problems in all communities? What Sikeston has that other communities don't is a bunch of idiots who don't know the difference between a street and a sidewalk...
James McFerrin (09/27/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - James McFerrin, 82, died Sept. 22, 2006, at his home. Born Jan. 28, 1924, at Perkins, Ark., he was the son of the late John and Veola Randolph McFerrin. On June 30, 1999, at Grand Rapids, Mich., he married Rozetta Fields who survives of the home...
Bobbie Tate (09/27/06)
FRANKFORD, Del. - Bobbie J. Tate, 71, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 8, 2006, at his home. Born Oct. 9, 1934, in Sikeston, to the late Robert E. and Ressie Tate, he was a 1954 Sikeston High School graduate. He retired after 20 years service as staff sergeant with the U.S. Air Force, where he served with the Special Investigations Group...
Harold Lawson (09/27/06)
ESSEX -- Harold Lawson, 68, died Sept. 26, 2006, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Sept. 8, 1938, in Wise County, Va., son of the late Paul and Gladys Marie Robinett Lawson, he was a former automobile mechanic and affiliated with the Harvest Assembly of God Church in Essex...
Cotton Lowes (09/27/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Loel E. "Cotton" Lowes, 79, died Sept. 26, 2006, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Ford and Sons Funeral Home of Cape Girardeau.
Louretta Glitz (09/27/06)
CHARLESTON - Louretta Burke Giltz, 92, died at 5:20 a.m. Sept. 27, 2006, at her home in Charleston. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church in Charleston where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday under the direction of McMikle Funeral Home...
Estelle Oliver (09/27/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Estelle Oliver, 80, formerly of Morehouse, died Sept. 26, 2006, at the Heartland Care and Rehab Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday...
Dora Gooden (09/27/06)
ST. LOUIS - Dora Lee Gooden, 95, formerly of Charleston, died Sept. 23, 2006, at the Pillars of North County Health and Rehabilitation Center in Florissant. Born Feb. 29, 1911, in Marianna, Ark., daughter of the late Frenchie and Emma Jamerson English, she lived for over 81 years in Missouri. She was a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Charleston where she was a former Sunday school teacher and member of the usher board...
Katie Horton (09/27/06)
CHARLESTON -- Evelyn "Katie" Horton, 41, died Sept. 21, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 29, 1964, in rural Charleston, daughter of Mary L. Riggins of Charleston and the late Elbert Horton Sr., she was a lifelong resident of Charleston and was of the Baptist belief...
Jessie McClinton (09/27/06)
SIKESTON -- Jessie James McClinton Jr., 58, died Sept. 24, 2006, at his home. Born Jan. 24, 1948, in Sunflower, Miss., son of Clara McClinton of Haywood City and the late Jessie McClinton Sr., he was a farm worker for many years and of the Baptist belief...
Looking Back 9/27 (09/27/06)
SIKESTON - Mr. and Mrs. Roy W. Wagner Jr., who have resided in Walnut Ridge, Ark., recently moved to Sikeston and are living in the Noble Apartments on South Kingshighway. SIKESTON - Several of the miniature golf course at Broadway and East Malone were damaged Thursday night by vandals, police said. G.S. Hornback, owner, said carpeting on the golf course was torn and the damage would probably cost more than $100 to repair...
Words from distant past don't tell all (09/27/06)
Sen. George Allen of Virginia is running for re-election to his Senate seat. His name is also mentioned prominently as a potential presidential candidate. The worst sin against Sen. Allen, of course, is that he's a fairly conservative Republican. And that, to some, means all sorts of ugly things...
Your view: Keep writing (09/27/06)
Mike: Far from boring us, you gave us a refreshing sense of being there with you. It was an interesting trip, and we are glad you shared your experiences with us. On your next trip, please remember your readers. Some of us are far removed from Sikeston, MO 63801, but we still like to "keep in touch" through our local hometown newspaper...
Speakout 9/27 (09/27/06)
I would like to speak out about the judge that turned down the voting laws that our governor didn't like. I think the governor is all wet and the judge is right. It is wrong about having to get a license to vote with. It took me a long time to get my drivers license because my mother used a midwife because there was not a doctor close by. ...